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Update 18th October
The dead leaves fall like noiseless rain,
The air is calm and warm and sweet;
Upon the woodland and the plain
The ghost of summer rests her feet.
Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)
Readings for next Sunday, 22nd October Pentecost 20
First Reading: Exodus 33.12-33  Psalm 99
Second Reading: Thessalonians 2.1-8  Gospel: Matthew 22.15-22
Please hold the following people and those that they love and trust in your prayers over the next week:
Rick, Carol and Shannon; Margaret, Linda, Shirley, Des, Bruce, Venessa, Carol, Cyndi, Beth, Bertha and Fran, Dorothy and Teresa; Yvonne and Suzette; Tim and Judy; Justin; Sandra and Pat; Lila and Keith; Robby; Lynn; Alina and Jon; Noreen; Brenda and Paul; Judy and Linda; Bev; Kim; Shirley and Dick; Barbara; Mary; Anne, Bernice, Dorothy,
Monica, John, George, Karen, Jelena and Jelena, Norma, Virginia, Alan, Adina and Margaret
If you feel that yourself or someone you know would benefit from prayer, please contact the church office (Rev’d. Bill Ward or Rosalie) at 519-660-6198, OR call Sharon Frank (Prayer and Pastoral Care Team Leader) at 519-933-3164.
Gerry Lynch jr.  There will be a celebration of life in honour of Gerry, brother of Sean Lynch, in the Lloyd G. Cracknell Room, on Saturday 21st October, 1 - 4.00 pm.  Parish members are invited to attend to support Pat and Sean and their families.
Matthew Gillard’s maiden sermon at St. Jude’s  last Sunday can be found on the church website, or you can just click on: 
Fall Clean up! Many thanks to all those who worked so hard last Saturday preparing our grounds for Winter, despite the not too ideal weather.  A lot of work has been done, but as usual, there’s always something else, so should you find yourself with an hour or two to spare, feel free to come over and clean up a little more.
Daily Bread:
Shirley Lawrence writes “What a load - Wow! that's a truck load of groceries!”  Four volunteers (a couple were DAILY BREAD client volunteers) helped  unload the van and carry the groceries up to the second floor of the cathedral building.  As they finished unloading the van, they made the comment that had there been another single potato they would have had to call for help!   There were many “thank you Church of St Jude” and expressions of heartfelt gratitude for our generosity.
So, once again, Thank you!!
Festival Choir!!  Christina invites all who like to sing but can’t make the commitment for the regular choir, to join the Festival Choir.  This is a commitment just for the Christmas music.  Just come along at 7.30 pm on Thursday.
Didn’t the choir sound fine last Sunday?  Augers well for the future, especially Christmas.  You may have noticed a new face in the front row last Sunday - he is Shantanu Thaivalappil, a student in the Artist Diploma program at Western, and our new bass choral scholar. All three of our choral scholars will be singing in Western’s Fall opera production Carmen, in mid-November.
The Deanery Bible study series concludes here next Tuesday, October 24th as retired Bishop Terry Dance will be here to lead us.  Starts with a meal at 6.00 pm, and the Study begins at 7.00 pm. Everyone in the Deanery is invited to participate.
Hunger Hurts!!  And once again St. Jude’s has won the trophy for the most contributed to this (sadly) essential programme.  Well done!! everyone who contributed and took part - in really bad weather.
Spaghetti!!  This Saturday, 21st October, another great spaghetti dinner here at St. Jude’s; drinks and social time at 6.00 pm, followed by dinner at 6.30 pm.  Adults $15.00, children $7.00 (12 and under), and a family ticket for just $30.00!!  Tickets are available now!!
Fall Card, Games and Dessert Party on Thursday October 26th,  1 – 4.00 pm, in the Lloyd Cracknell Room.  Tickets are $7.00, and donations of gifts for door prizes are invited and welcomed.
The ACW asks “Missing : black grocery bin used to get groceries for ACW catering. Was in the downstairs kitchen and then it was gone. If you know where this is please return it to the kitchen. Thanks.
CHRISTMAS BALE, a note from Cherie:
Yes it's that time again. I have kept some new things from the Nearly New for adults. This year we will focus on teens and children. The woman who organizes this for the Diocese of Keewatin is very appreciative and has suggested the following:
– socks and underwear, toothbrushes and tooth paste, hats, mitts and scarves,
–  crayons, coloured pencils, markers, colouring and activity books, comic books, colored laces, smaller child’s back packs, small stuffed animals, small toys and puzzles, sunglasses.
–  Girls: Hair accessories, jewelry, dolls.
–  Boys: Pucks, small balls for hockey, hoodies, wallets, dinky toys or small cars.
–  Cash donations designated as "Christmas Bale" are also welcome. Cherie and Anne Patton will do the shopping. (This is always fun for us.)
Please have things to the church by November 6th.
“God, Empire and Violence”.  A lecture weekend at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, on Friday 20th October (7.30 pm) to Sunday 22nd October.  This is a lecture series presented by Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, exploring the role of violence in the Bible.
Full details from www.crossan2017.com, or call 519-471-2160.
Derry Lecture at Huron University College at 5.00 pm on Monday 23rd October, in the Great Hall.  This year the lecturer is Alastair Summerlee, speaking on the future of higher education.
The Valleyview Male Chorus Choir presents a concert at St. Aidan’s Church, Oxford Street West, on Saturday 28th October, 7.30 pm.  Tickets are $20.00, available from the church office at 519-471-1430.
Coffee House!!  At the Church of the Ascension, 2060 Dundas Street East, at 7.00 pm on Saturday 28th October.  Tickets are $7.00, from 519-451-7780.
Hallowe’en Spectacular at St. Mark’s Church, 1320 Wilton Avenue, from 7 - 9.00 pm for kids ages 11 -16 on Saturday 28th October.  Games, costume prizes, party food, pumpkin carving, etc.  No scary or evil costumes please, since little ones will be present.  Info at 519-455-8160.
Oh, we hate to mention this, but Christmas is coming!!  And Christmas Share is approaching even faster.  St. Paul’s Social Services is asking for cash or cheques, to be sent before
24th November.  Cheques should be made payable to St. Paul’s Social Services.  You can get more information at their website, or by calling 519-434-8987.
Address: St. Paul’s Social Services, 472 Richmond Street, N6A 3E6.
Also about Christmas,  PWRDF Christmas cards let you send your Christmas greetings and spread the word about PWRDF at the same time.  Each pack contains 12 cards and envelopes of one of either Christmas Caravan or Three Kings designs, with the same inside message. Cards are 5?x 7?, and a minimum donation of $20.00 per pack is requested.
Janette Newcombe is taking orders for these cards, and there’s a display with samples in the Narthex.  Just sign up on the order form.
Victorian Christmas Tea It is planned to repeat this run away success from last year, on Saturday 9th December, and tickets will be available in November (and if you’re sensible, get them at once).
Do you have some China tea cups that you don't want to keep anymore sitting in a box or cupboard? We can use them for our Christmas Tea.  Speak to Sherry Shadlock or Cathy-Lee Benbow, and pick-up can be arranged.